Call for new research idea presentations

Do you have a research proposal you would like to develop and present to the membership for feedback?

Three proposals will be selected for brief presentation at the PREDICT MEMBERS Meeting (Wednesday 28th October 11 – 2 (AEST).  Your presentation would be 6 minutes long, (max. 6 slides), 3 minutes is allowed for questions.

Presentation times will be confirmed in early October.   

If you would like to submit a proposal, please email a half to 1 page proposal by Friday 25th September 2020 to 

This proposal could later be developed and submitted to the PREDICT Executive for potential endorsement.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Getting to know you – new member Faye Jordan

Our “Getting to Know You” segment ensures PREDICT members are aware of new members, their interests and areas of expertise and where they are located.

This month we introduce Faye Jordan from The Prince Charles Hospital.  Welcome to PREDICT Faye.

“I work at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) in Brisbane, a hospital that is approximately 10 km from the major Adult and Children’s Hospitals in Brisbane. It is a busy hospital with a large elderly population, and a separate Children’s emergency department that sees in excess of 30,000 children each year. I am an Emergency Specialist with dual fellowships in Paediatric Emergency Medicine (FRACP) and Emergency Medicine (FACEM). I am a member of our local adult and children’s research committee and assist with the support of research undertaken within our emergency departments. I am especially interested in paediatric emergency medicine and vulnerable adolescents.”



PREDICT Members Meeting Online – October 28th 2020 – Agenda

The PREDICT members meeting will be held on Wednesday October 28th 2020 online via Zoom, time: 11.00am – 2.00pm (AEST).

Please find AGENDA attached. There may be slight adjustments as things progress so check the website for the latest version.  Due to time constraints this year, presentations will be very focused and questions contained.  Written reports on the status of all PREDICT projects and the relevant project contact, will be made available to all members.

An outlook invitation has been sent to all PREDICT members which contains the Zoom link to join the meeting.  All you need to do is to accept the invitation

We hope you can join us on the day.

Please contact

PREDICT Publication Guidelines – reminder

All PREDICT endorsed research that is published needs to conform with our approved Guidelines so please ensure you read our guidelines (updated in February 2020) here.

Key points we wish to bring to your attention are:

  • All PREDICT publications must be reviewed by the Chair of PREDICT prior to submission to a journal.
  • Please allow approximately 2 weeks for your draft to be reviewed and email directly.
  • Please read the “Requirements for authorship”  – which provides guidance on how to make authorship decisions when there are large groups of potential authors.
  • A new planning template and example is provided.
  • Please ensure you acknowledge the Centre for Research Excellence grant using the wording noted in the guidelines.
  • Contributors  who do not meet the criteria for authorship but who have contributed to the study should be acknowledged.
  • Please remember to acknowledge all funding groups appropriately and invite them to use a prepared media release if available/relevant.

PREDICT project endorsement process – reminder

All surveys and projects, (including pilot studies) to be carried out with the PREDICT network, must first be submitted to the PREDICT Executive for review and endorsement.

Our endorsement process is available on the website.  Please read the latest information here.

New PREDICT publications

Congratulations to the following authors:

Wilson C, Tavender E, Phillips N, Hearps S, Foster K, O’Brien S, Borland ML, Watkins G, McLeod L, Putland M, Priestley S, Brabyn C, Ballard D, Craig S, Dalziel S, Oakley E, Babl FE. Variation in Computed Tomography Use for Paediatric Head Injuries Across Different Types of Emergency Departments in Australia and New Zealand. Emerg Med J 2020 Aug 17. 0:1–4. doi:10.1136/emermed-2020-209719. [Epub ahead of print].

Bressan S, Monagle P, Dalziel SR, Borland ML, Phillips N, Kochar A, Lyttle MD, Cheek JA, Neutze J, Oakley E, Dalton S, Gilhotra Y, Hearps S, Furyk J, Babl FE; Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT). Risk of traumatic intracranial haemorrhage in children with bleeding disorders. J Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Aug 18. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15073. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32810331. [link].

Babl FE, Kochar A, Osborn M, Borland ML, West A, Williams A, Dalziel SR; PREDICT network.  Risk of Leukemia in Children With Peripheral Facial Palsy.  Ann Emerg Med. 2020 Aug 9:S0196-0644(20)30491-1.
doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2020.06.029. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32788067. [link].

Craig SS, Dalziel SR, Powell CV, Graudins A, Babl FE, Lunny C.  Interventions for escalation of therapy for acute exacerbations of asthma in children: an overview of Cochrane Reviews.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Aug 5;8:CD012977. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012977.pub2. PMID: 32767571 Review. [link].

Haeusler GM, Gaynor L, Teh B, Babl FE, Orme LM, Segal A, Mechinaud F, Bryant PA, Phillips B, Lourenco RA, Slavin MA, Thursky KA. Home-based care of low-risk febrile neutropenia in children-an implementation study in a tertiary paediatric hospital.  Support Care Cancer. 2020 Aug 1. doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05654-z. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32740894. [link].

Getting to know you – meet new member Ashes Mukherjee

Our “Getting to Know You” segment ensures PREDICT members are aware of new members, their interests and areas of expertise and where they are located.

This month we introduce Ashes Mukherjee from Armadale Hospital.

“I work at Armadale Hospital which is a semi-urban hospital that sees a full range of emergency presentations including paediatrics. As a hospital we are not supported by many subspecialties but have the luxury of having the support of Surgery, Acute Medicine, Paediatrics, O&G and ICU. We cater to a yearly presentation in ED of approximately 60,000 patients.

My research interest lies in the use of echocardiography in emergency medicine as well as the use of regional blocks in EM.”

Welcome to PREDICT Ashes.

“Getting to know you” – new member Gerben Keijzers

Our “Getting to Know You” segment ensures PREDICT members are aware of new members, their interests and areas of expertise and where they are located.

This month we introduce Dr Gerben Keijzers from Gold Coast University Hospital.

I am a Senior Staff Specialist at the Gold Coast University Hospital Emergency Department (Queensland, Australia). This is a mixed ED which sees ~120.000 patients annually of which one-third are children. I am interested in collaborative clinical research and I am an investigator for several national and state funded studies.

A current focus is on hemodynamic resuscitation in sepsis in both children and adults, as well as antimicrobial stewardship and improving appropriate care.

I am the co-chair of our ED collaborative research group

Welcome to PREDICT Gerben.

“Getting to know you” – new member Meg Wilson

Our “Getting to Know You” segment ensures PREDICT members are aware of new members, their interests and areas of expertise and where they are located.

This month we introduce Meg Wilson from Gold Coast University Hospital.

I am an Advanced Trainee of Emergency Medicine and a member of the Joint Paediatric Emergency Medicine program. Most recently I have worked in several hospitals in Northern NSW and SE QLD with particular focus on Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Critical Care. Currently I am working as part of the research team at Gold Coast University Hospital. I am interested in enhancing evidenced based approaches to management of paediatric airways, fluid resuscitation of both medical and trauma patients as well as prehospital/telehealth management of unwell children particularly in resource poor settings.” 

Welcome to PREDICT Meg!

Queensland Children’s secures further SONIC funding

Congratulations to Natalie Phillips and the Queensland team for securing Emergency Medical Foundation (EMF) funding for $287,090 for SONIC: Study of Neck Injuries in Children. This funding, in addition to the MRFF grant led by Franz Babl, will support Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast University Hospitals to be involved in the study.